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Net neutrality nonsense: Can we, please, just not all lose our minds?

a_yank_lurker Silver badge

Posturing

In many of these 'debates' what happens is various people take a relatively extreme position and toss accusations of perfidious actions against the others. In reality, the ideal policy is probably a 'half-a-loaf' for both sides but neither are willing to actually talk.

Yes the networks are hurting for viewers and yes people need easy access to any website. The old networks need to find away to get their products were the viewers will be. If this means cutting deals with Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix then cut the deals. Also, recognize the market has changed tremendously in the last 10 years. Also, how many networks do we need that are producing crappy content. I would be more concerned about search engines engaging in censorship than 'net neutrality'. Comcrap owns NBC so high speed internet is valuable to them; throttling could easily backfire. But Google can influence what information one sees by manipulating the search results and this is probably harder to detect.

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